Early Dismissal for Monday, March 19, 2018

Due to the incoming severe weather forecast for Monday afternoon, all Huntsville City Schools will dismiss early on Monday, March 19, 2018.  Please click below to view the full dismissal schedule, as well as details about meals, field trips, and extra-curricular activities.

2017 Summer Reading

About the Project

  • The purpose of summer reading is to encourage students to practice reading skills and to develop an enjoyment for reading.
  • The plan for summer reading was developed by separate committees of high school and middle school teachers.  
  • Once the teacher committees created suggestion lists for summer reading, those suggestions were presented to parent committees.
  • During the process, teachers met many times and read multiple books to evaluate the selections. At least one parent on each committee also read all book selections.
  • Informal feedback from students, parents and teachers was considered when developing the 2017 summer reading plan.


  • Students will read one of the novels from the list for their grade span.
  • Students in English Honors and English AP will have an additional reading assignment, which is posted below in the Honors/AP Reading List.
  • Students will complete a project on the book they select.  We hope that families will choose to read the selected novel together and welcome parent support as students complete the assessment of their choice.
  • We encourage local churches, civic organizations, and businesses to host “book talks” and other community activities to support summer reading.

Reading Lists Projects
Grades 6-8 Reading List Grades 6-8 Projects
High School Reading List High School Projects
Honors and AP Courses Reading List See Appropriate Grade Above

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